As the twilight hours of autumn creep in and the weather turns chillier, we could all use a little pampering. The good news is you don’t have to leave home to enjoy a spa-like experience. With a bit of creativity, you can make the most of evenings at home by transforming your bathroom into a relaxing oasis. From luxuriously long soaks to revitalising beauty routines, discover how to create a spa experience at home that invites you to slow down, unwind and recharge…
CREATE THE AMBIENCE
The first thing you need to do is set the mood and nothing sets the mood quite like lighting does. If you don’t have dimmer switches, create a warm and welcoming glow with candles or cordless lamps. Dimming lights and putting on some soft music will help you relax and set the tone for your home spa experience.
Infuse your home with scents that are known for their calming properties and leave you feeling peaceful and at one, such as lavender or chamomile. You can also add some scented bath salts to your tub for an extra soothing touch. Made exclusively for the Cotswold Company in Cumbria, our luxurious home fragrance collection blends aromas from the natural world.
Perfect for home spa retreats, the Sanctuary fragrance combines English lavender and basil with subtle notes of rose and geranium to help you unwind. Available as a Large Twin-Wick Candle and Reed Diffuser.
WRAPPED IN WARMTH
Stepping out of the tub should be an experience that adds to your overall sense of wellbeing. Treat yourself as you would a guest by leaving snuggly, folded towels made of softer natural fibres like cotton or linen out in baskets. Opt for textured or woven storage to add depth and warmth.
BRING IN NATURE
Plants are not only aesthetically pleasing, but they also have mood-boosting and stress-relieving properties. Adding some greenery to your bathroom will help to create a serene and peaceful atmosphere. Opt for low-maintenance plants that can thrive in humid conditions, such as bamboo or aloe vera. Or go for an arrangement of fresh flowers. Just be sure to change them out regularly so they don’t start to wilt.
TIDY ROOM, TIDY MIND
It’s no secret that a clear space is conducive to calm. Part of the appeal of a spa is that everything is so comfortable for lounging. Restore your relaxation rituals with a sense of order by making sure your bathroom is clean and clutter-free. To achieve this, put away any knick-knacks that might interfere with your relaxation and organise creams, lotions and other essentials with our storage units.
TAKE TIME FOR YOU
With just a few small changes, you can turn your bathroom into a tranquil oasis where you can unwind and relax. By bringing in plants and adding ambient lighting, you can create a spa experience at home that feels miles away from the hustle and bustle of daily life—all without stepping outside your front door.